It’s been almost seven years since my cancer diagnosis, and just over six years since I finished treatment. I visited Dr. Pearl and Nurse Sylvia yesterday, and came away ready to put my traveling shoes on and continue down the road. I’ve been reassured in a most … reassuring way.
I went to the Cancer Center with a long list of questions, and with a few concerns. We sat together and talked for twenty minutes, and I was reminded of those days when a long conversation was essential, when Dr. Pearl was creating the treatment plan that would keep me alive. It’s been a while, but this time I wanted the long conversation, and the reassurance.
When I left the building I knew I’d experienced his art again. We are a team, Dr. P. and Sylvia and I. I don’t have cancer, and I am reassured that I’m always in his care, that we are working together to keep me that way.